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We are in a waiting game with our kitchen remodel right now.  We have determined that we don't have the appropriate "vision" to be able to ensure we design a layout that makes the best use of our space after we remove the center wall, so we have hired an architect.  We are just excited to get going, and this creative process is languishing.  And, waiting for other people is like watching paint dry!  Did someone say paint?  What a novel idea!  I have found something to do to take my min... read more
Have I ever mentioned that I love my job??  I am afforded opportunities to meet outstanding people every day!  And, probably one of the most rewarding gifts I can receive is an update from one of those fantastic past clients or customers.  Today, I was blessed with just that!  I received a photo text message from a customer I worked with this past summer who bought a wonderful Colonial home in our area.  She wanted me to see her updated fireplace. Don't worry, I won't keep the results ... read more

Jennie's Kitchen Remodel: The Long Awaited BEFORE Photos

Posted by Lucine Spheeris on December 19, 2014 in  Home Improvement  Kitchen  Renovation
OK... OK... I know many of you have been patiently waiting for the "before" photos of our kitchen... Again, I wanted to make this semi-fun... so I have created a video for you to give you the quick tour.... then I have broken down some of the specific challenges we are looking to overcome in our kitchen remodel for those of you who want to delve into this with us!  Video Tour!   REASON #1 - Move This Wall!:  This is our #1 reason we want to re-do our kitchen.  We have awesome wood cathedral... read more
2015 will be the year.......the year that I take my own advice I give my clients... remodel that kitchen!  Yes, in 2015, my husband, Julio, and I will bring our kitchen "back to the future" from 1985 to 2015!  And, we are super excited about sharing the process with you!  Goodbye wallpaper!  Goodbye galley style!  Goodbye 1980's cabinets with crinkled shelf paper!  Can you tell I am excited?  My goal with this blog will be to share the good, the bad and the ugly along the way, w... read more
As much as we don't like to admit it, many of the communities we live in and homes within them are architecturally very similar and are frequently described as "cookie cutter communities". Oftentimes, the homes that remain on the market the longest in these circumstances are the ones that do not stand out from the other homes. In order to attract attention of Buyers and to stand out among the competition, some of the following cosmetic improvements could make a huge difference:  Upgrade landscaping and fr... read more